LIVE WELL

EXTRAORDINARY
Susan Sontag on the aesthetics of silence
Andrei Tarkovsky’s advice to the young

On Grace Paley
Arundhati Roy on love
Audre Lorde on how the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house

STAY ALIVE
Suicide Prevention Week: a truth-teller being honest
And so I kept living
The art of solitude

MONEY TALKS
Artist and writers and everyone: why we need to start telling each other how much we get paid
When the boss says don’t tell how much you get paid
Breaking the taboo
Everyone will try to scare you, because if we all knew how much we were making, we would try to make the world fair

BLASPHEMY
The case against cats
On refusing to read: a monumental missive including some excellent points and some horrifying revelations

EDIFYING
On the Knowledge, the test for London taxi drivers that has been described as harder than medical school
A warthog in front of a fire
Some lessons for aspiring writers everywhere

EARTH
Typhoon Meranti is terrifying
What would the earth be like if it was shaped like a donut?

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Pro-tip: email subscribers click title to see stunning picture of Arundhati Roy.

That’s a Wrap

VOYEUR FRIDAY
LJ email, Circa 2010
Subject: exchange of possessions

I would like to figure out when I can get my stuff back from you. I will return your shirt and jeans and boxers. I hope you found my underwear and argyle tights? My hat? Are any of the above items still missing?

If so, I will live, unless my hat has disappeared, in which case I will have a conniption fit.    ―LJ

POLITIK
How shade is done
Hillary Clinton dressed as Dolly Parton
Herblock Collection of Political Cartoons at the Library of Congress

‘MERICA
19 Maps that will help you put the United States in perspective
Money art, aka defaced Presidents

CINEMA OBSCURA
Classic cinema online
La maman et la putain

LADY LOVE
Podcast: On being lesbian in a straight marriage
Lesbian pulp book covers 1935-1965

MOMENT OF SUBLIMITY
Otters chase a butterfly

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